Wed, 27 Mar 2019

Private equity firms under attack from UN human rights officials

UN human rights experts have condemned the 'agregious' business practices of global rpive equity and investment firms which, they say, ...

Flash flooding causing havoc in southern and western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - At least 19 people are dead, and more than a hundred injured after flash flooding in southern ...

UN chief wants complete ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems

GENEVA, Switzerland - UN  Secretary-General António Guterres  urged artificial intelligence (AI) experts meeting in Geneva on Monday to push ahead ...

White House scrambles to catch up with president's tweets

As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria , ...

African cyclone victims facing water, sanitation and hygiene crisis

SOUTHERN AFRICA - Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa where a senior relief ...

AG concludes no evidence to support obstruction charge against Trump

WASHINGTON DC - In a sprawling investigation spanning nearly two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller examined two burning questions: Did President ...

UN chief shocked and outraged at mass killing in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali - 134 civilians, including women and children, are now confirmed dead in Saturday morning's deadly attack in the ...

Three Arab nations scold Israel over Jerusalem

CAIRO, Egypt - Two of Israel's allies, and the only Arab nations to have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, ...

Russia sending soldiers to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela - Russian soldiers and a defence official have arrived in Venezuela Two Russian air force planes took off ...

Coup leader to cement power in new Thai government

BANGKOK, Thailand - In the first election in the country, since the military-back coup in 2014, 52 million Thais were ...

Frustrations over Brexit spill over into London streets

LONDON, UK - Hundreds of thousands of people demanding another referendum on leaving the European Union have marched in central ...

Aid, refugees, and peacekeeping at stake in new Western Sahara talks

Revived attempts to resolve one of the worlds least known conflicts will resume in Geneva this week as representatives from ...

Cyclone Idai disaster compounds problems for Zimbabwe

Hours after Cyclone Idai battered the coast of Mozambique last week, it made its way to Zimbabwe, bringing a wave ...

UN initiates probe in 'horrific' attack of central Mali

Mopti [Mali], Mar 27 (ANI): The United Nations has initiated a probe in Saturday's "horrific attack" in central Mali's Mopti ...

Trump acceptance of Israeli control of Golan sparks protests

Sweida [Syria], Mar 27 (ANI): Thousands of Syrians gathered on Tuesday in different cities to protest against President Donald Trump's ...

Syrians Protest Trump's Decision on Golan Heights

DAMASCUS - Thousands of Syrians gathered Tuesday in different cities to protest President Donald Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty ...

Nonprofit Helps Many Blind South Sudanese to See Again

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN - A U.S.-based nonprofit is helping many blind South Sudanese see again by hiring a local doctor ...

UNHCR: 500,000 Displaced Cameroonians Urgently Need Humanitarian Aid

GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency is appealing for $184 million to support its life-saving operations for nearly a half-million ...

Official Death Toll from Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe Tops 180

CHIMANIMANI, ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's government said Tuesday that the number of deaths related to Cyclone Idai has topped 180. The ...

Jailed Vietnamese Activist Nguyen Van Hoa Ends Hunger Strike

A Vietnamese activist serving a seven-year prison term for his role in protesting a chemical waste spill three years ago ...

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Stock market fires as euro, yen tumble

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were stronger across the board on Tuesday as bond markets stablilised after a ...

U.S. aviation authority revises space launch and re-entry licenses

WASHINGTON DC - The  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) on Tuesday  posted a proposed rule that would streamline federal commercial space ...

Stocks in Asia mixed, Tokyo the only main gainer

SYDNEY, Australia - It was  a muddle on Asian stock exchanges on Tuesday. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 hit it's straps, recovering ...

EU steps up preparedness for no-deal Brexit

BRUSSELS, Belgium - With UK Prime Minister Theresa May conceding a third vote in the House of Commons is increasingly ...

U.S. stocks gather dust on Monday

NEW YORK, New York - Wall Street settled down on Monday as political stability returned to the capital, with the ...

Maghaberry gov. gets Butler Trust’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement

CO. ANTRIM, Northern Ireland - A Senior Governor at Maghaberry Prison has been presented with the highest award in the ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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